The Hawks decided to not make their draft workouts open to the media this year, but that doesn’t stop the potential prospects from taking to Twitter to let us know what’s going on.
— rudy gobert (@rudygobert15) June 18, 2013
Gobert’s draft stock has been up and down over the past several weeks, but you still can’t teach height. The 7’2″ Frenchman has a 9’7″ standing reach, which is one of the highest ever for an NBA player. It’s rumored that even if he’s drafted, Gobert will spend at least another season in Europe to improve on his offensive skills, which are extremely raw for the time being.
In other draft news, Chad Ford released the fifth version of his mock draft today. He projects the Hawks to take Duke’s Mason Plumlee at 17 and Giannis Antetokounmpo at 18. Ford also mentions that the Hawks would be interested in Kelly Olynyk, Jamaal Franklin, and Tim Hardaway Jr. Gobert and Gorgui Dieng are also still available at those two picks in Ford’s mock.